I'm really happy with how this turned out:
The pattern is Kristin Omdahl's Birch Vest from Interweave Crochet. Here's a close-up of the lace:
And here's a less-impressive shot from the front:
Of course, since it's wool, I'll get no use out of it for another four or five months, but I think once the cold weather starts it'll be perfect for throwing on on my way out of the house for a bit of warmth.
What can I say? Our cold weather is wimpy. :)
Peace of Christ to you,